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An incident that occurred in Nevada three months ago proves two things: Some cops really hate being criticized for how they park. And most really don’t like being recorded. Via Carlos Miller’s blog, “Photography is Not a Crime”: Law enforcement officers pounced on a man with a camera who was openly criticizing their parking habits […]
An Illinois State Representative held a press conference at the State Capitol Tuesday calling on the governor muster the National Guard to quell inner city violence. “I am requesting with this press conference that Governor Patrick Quinn order the Illinois National Guard [and] the Illinois State Police come to Chicago and work with our mayor […]
Geo Gun Marker, a smartphone app created by Walkingtools, which describes itself as “a loose confederation of software and related art or education projects,” allows users to electronically log the locations of “potentially unsafe guns and gun owners.” A description of the app, available at the Google Play store, reads as follows: Geolocate Dangerous Guns […]
With a bill before Congress that aims to establish a 22-week cutoff for abortion procedures in the U.S. – as well as a high-profile debate in Texas over similar legislation – the public discussion over late term abortion limits has escalated into extremism, with passions on both sides fueling hyperbolic language. But a survey of […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mortgage activity declined last week as interest rates reached levels unseen since July 2011, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. Mortgage activity involving new loans and refinancing activity dropped 4 percent in the week, the MBA said. The organization said average interest rates for standard 30-year, fixed-rate conforming loans increased from 4.58 […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories. The White House is dramatically expanding its efforts to sell the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hiring additional staffers, formulating a public-relations strategy and reaching out to key lawmakers as the new […]
President Barack Obama knows that the African energy initiatives he announced in a June 30 speech will rely heavily on developing nations using coal as a primary supplier for any expansion of the sub-Saharan region’s energy infrastructure. But Obama’s vilification of coal in his Georgetown University speech last month is wholly absent from the $7 billion plan he’s crafted for Africa.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn’t yet 3 years old, but it’s already every bit as entrenched as the National Security Agency in snooping through the personal data of millions of unwitting Americans.
A study of the Barack Obama Administration’s recently released regulatory agenda for the coming year reveals that the President’s rule-making agenda could cost upward of $130 billion in compliance and implementation costs.